Vision Quest Photo Workshops

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Kathleen on the Bridge, Taos, New MexicoWith Douglas Beasley

Currently full. Please contact us to be considered for next available opening.

Invest in your artistic growth and move your career forward with a custom-designed Mentorship. Focus your creative vision, develop your photographic talents and advance your artistic and career goals with a mentorship. Continue for more info…

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Kathleen on the Bridge, Taos, New MexicoTrade River Retreat Center                                Northwest Wisconsin                                                       Or at your chosen location…                                             with Douglas Beasley

Invest in your artistic growth and move your art forward with an intensive one-on-one private or small group workshop. Custom design your workshop together around your needs and desires for growth based on a holistic approach, examining all aspects of your creative process. Continue for more info…

 

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hawaiiwkshphawaiiAkiko’s Buddhist B&B
Hamakua Coast near Hilo, Big Island, Hawaii

with Douglas Beasley
February 4-13, 2015

Workshop is full! Please contact us to be placed on the waiting list.

This is not your parents Hawaii. This is an incredible journey to the old authentic and indigenous Hawaii and not the pre-packaged tourist version. Even if you’ve been to Honolulu and Waikiki on the Island of Oahu please join us because you have not seen or experienced anything close to this Hawaii. Some highlights will be a trip to the lava flow on the island’s active volcano, black sand beaches, spectacular waterfalls, wandering through old plantation villages, Buddhist temples, ancient stone spiritual grounds and meeting and hanging out with with some of the islands many artists and photographers. Continue for more info…

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chinaThe Linden Centre
Yunnan Provence, SW China & Shangri-La, Tibet

with Douglas Beasley
March 4 – 16, 2015

This is an amazing journey to a beautiful, ethnically diverse corner of China that still has very few Western tourists. We stay at the stunning Linden Center, which has won numerous awards for both service and level of accommodation, as one of China’s best boutique hotels. Then we move on to Shangri-La in Tibet, where we stay at another spectacular hotel next to the second largest Tibetan monastery outside of Lhasa. The setting is spectacular and the experience is once-in-a-lifetime rich. Continue for more info…

dramaticportraitbadlandsJesse in the Badlands, South DakotaBadlands of South Dakota
with Douglas Beasley
May 21-25, 2015

Only 1 space left!

Whether you are a very experienced people or figure photographer or you are a complete novice who has never worked with the nude, this is a wonderful opportunity to work with the figure in the landscape in a supportive, non-sexist, non-competitive environment. Continue for more info…

Chicago Botanic Garden
Chicago, IL
with Douglas Beasley
June 12-14, 2015

This weekend workshop provides a unique opportunity to rethink our expectations of what it means to ‘see’. We will work on cultivating simplicity and making more powerful photographs, supporting the notion that a photograph is not ‘taken’ but made. We become stronger visually by becoming more in touch with our inner selves and then use that awareness to deepen our connection with our subject, whether it’s a person, place, or thing. Continue for more info…

emotionalwkshpBull_Festival10_4_18001_1Omega Institute
Rhinebeck, NY

with Douglas Beasley 
June 28-July 3, 2015

This workshop will be about making, not taking, photographs by nourishing a deepening in our heart/soul/self and then bringing that awareness into our photo making process. We will work on giving our photos more layers of meaning to make stronger, more powerful images. The Omega Institute, located in beautiful Rhinebeck in the hills of Upstate New York, was founded in 1977 on the holistic view that the well-being of each of us is deeply connected to the well-being of all living things. Continue for more info…

zenwkshp1207Maine024_1Maine Media Workshops
Rockport, Maine  

with Douglas Beasley
July 19-24, 2015

We will revitalize our creativity by exploring the relationship between our subject, the camera and ourselves. Cultivating simplicity with purpose and vision, we will learn to create more powerful, as well as more personal, photographs, supporting the concept that a photograph is not ‘taken’ but ‘made.’ Continue for more info…

zenwkshpheartrockMadeline Island School of Arts
Madeline Island, Lake Superior, Wisconsin
with Douglas Beasley
August 2 
- August 7, 2015

How do we expand the boundaries of our vision? How do we find the unique in the commonplace? How to acknowledge a sense of familiarity and connection in the unfamiliar? “Zen and the Art of Photography” provides a unique opportunity to rethink our expectations of what it means to ‘see’. Continue for more info…

irelandIreland2708_021Westport, County Mayo, Ireland
Strabo Photo Tour Collection
with Douglas Beasley
August 10-20, 2015

Workshop full! Please contact Strabo to be on waiting list.

Journey through the lush green fields of Ireland, with summer flowers at every turn. Your itinerary is set in the unspoiled villages, rugged ancient abbeys, broad peat lowlands, and the dramatic coastline of Western Ireland. Continue for more info…

TaoofPhotographyAndersonRanchAnderson Ranch Arts Center                                  Aspen, Colorado                                                             with Douglas Beasley and Andrea Wallace                    August 23-28, 2015

Revitalize your vision while exploring relationship to subject, camera and self. Learn to deepen visual awareness while clarifying our approach, making images that are more personal and meaningful. Our photography becomes more powerful by cultivating simplicity and developing the power of intuition. We learn to become visually stronger by becoming more in touch with our inner selves, then use that awareness to deepen the connection with our chosen subject.  Continue for more info…

zenwkshpWoodstock_1Hollyhock Retreat Center
Cortes Island, BC

with Douglas Beasley
September 6 – 11, 2015

This workshop provides a unique opportunity to rethink your expectations of what it means to ‘see’. We will work on cultivating simplicity and making more powerful photographs, supporting the notion that a photograph is not ‘taken’ but ‘made’. We will learn to become stronger visually by becoming more in touch with our inner selves and then use that awareness to deepen our connection with our subject; whether it’s a person, place, or thing. Continue for more info…

renewingwkshpDresses_056_1Trade River Retreat Center
Near Grantsburg, Northwest Wisconsin

with Douglas Beasley 
September 24-27, 2015                                                         

This highly personalized workshop is custom designed by Doug, in response to each of those in this very small group. It is a unique opportunity to look closely at your own creative process, develop ways to deepen your self-expression and find new paths for creative growth. The focus of the weekend is on creative renewal, expanded vision and to develop a sense of photographic purpose. Continue for more info…

zenwkshp Danielle in Hot Springs, Breitenbush, Oregon Breitenbush Hot Springs, Oregon Mountains 
with Douglas Beasley
October 4-9, 2015

Improve your photography while expanding the boundaries of your vision. We learn to create stronger images by cultivating simplicity and the power of intuition and become stronger visually by being more in touch with our inner self, then use that awareness to make both more powerful and meaningful photographs. Continue for more info…

Emerald Art Center
Springfield, OR  
                                                             with Douglas Beasley                                                        October 9-11, 2015

This weekend workshop will revitalize your photography practice by exploring your relationship to your subject, your camera and yourself. Through photo exercises, assignments and daily field trips we will learn to deepen our visual awareness while clarifying our approach, making image making both more personal and more meaningful. Continue for more info…

guatemalawkshpMother and Daughter, Antigua, Guatemala

Art Workshops in Guatemala
Antigua, Guatemala
with Douglas Beasley 
October 29 – November 7, 2015                                      

Join us in exploring the mysterious, exotic Mayan world of Guatemala, a land where the indigenous live as they have for centuries. The stunningly beautiful colonial town of La Antigua, the artistic center of Guatemala, will be our home base and introduction to outdoor markets, ancient ruins, music, food and culture. Continue for more info…

zenwkshpNewYork08_001_1New York Open Center
New York, NY
with Douglas Beasley
November 2015 (exact dates TBD)

Integrate your spiritual practice with your artistic or photo practice. This special one-day workshop is about expanding the experience of awareness through photography and integrating our spiritual practices into our artistic practice. Done together they can strengthen one another. If you’ve been to Doug’s previous workshops consider it a ‘tune-up’. If you haven’t been to one of his workshops, here’s a chance to come and see what the fuss is all about! This one day could change your photography forever and deepen your creative path. Continue for more info…

 

2016

hawaiiwkshphawaiiAkiko’s Buddhist B&B
Hamakua Coast near Hilo, Big Island, Hawaii

with Douglas Beasley
February 3-12, 2016

This is not your parents Hawaii. This is an incredible journey to the old authentic and indigenous Hawaii and not the pre-packaged tourist version. Even if you’ve been to Honolulu and Waikiki on the Island of Oahu please join us because you have not seen or experienced anything close to this Hawaii. Some highlights will be a trip to the lava flow on the island’s active volcano, black sand beaches, spectacular waterfalls, wandering through old plantation villages, Buddhist temples, ancient stone spiritual grounds and meeting and hanging out with with some of the islands many artists and photographers. Continue for more info…

chinawkshp

chinaThe Linden Centre
Yunnan Provence, SW China & Shangri-La, Tibet

with Douglas Beasley
March, 2016
Travel Workshop

This is an amazing journey to a beautiful, ethnically diverse corner of China that still has very few Western tourists. We stay at the stunning Linden Center, which has won numerous awards for both service and level of accommodation, as one of China’s best boutique hotels. Then we move on to Shangri-La in Tibet, where we stay at another spectacular hotel next to the second largest Tibetan monastery outside of Lhasa. The setting is spectacular and the experience is once-in-a-lifetime rich. Continue for more info…

irelandIreland2708_021Westport, County Mayo, Ireland
Strabo Photo Tour Collection
with Douglas Beasley
July 15-25, 2016

Journey through the lush green fields of Ireland, with summer flowers at every turn. Your itinerary is set in the unspoiled villages, rugged ancient abbeys, broad peat lowlands, and the dramatic coastline of Western Ireland. Continue for more info…

italyCinque Terra, Italian Riviera and Genoa
with Douglas Beasley
September, 2016 (dates TBD)

Explore the magical terraced hillside of the Italian Riviera as we journey among the five enchanting towns of Cinque Terra in Spirit of Place; Italy. This week-long workshop is under development and will be followed by a weekend workshop, Nudes: Art & Issues, in the heart of ancient Old Town Genoa. Sign up for either workshop or both. Details available soon.

Contact us to be placed on the list for more information when it becomes available.

nudesworkshopbarW30A5229 webGenoa, Italy
with Douglas Beasley 
September, 2016

Expand your photographic skills working with the figure, not as an abstract or anonymous object but as catalyst for genuine artistic collaboration with the human figure in a small group setting. Some of the most memorable and deeply personal images of nudes have come as the result of a special connection between the photographer and subject. This weekend workshop follows the week-long Spirit of Place: Italy workshop in Cinque Terra. Sign up for either workshop or both.   Continue for more info…


japanTokyo & Kyoto, Japan
with Douglas Beasley 
October, 2016

Tokyo is one of the world’s most modern cities, yet centuries old temples wait around the corner from the most futuristic settings. We will photograph both the old and new, as well as visit places like the amazing Tsukiji Fish Market.

In Kyoto, the ancient capital where old Japan is still alive, we will wander through old streets and mysterious alleys, make images in Buddhist Temples, Zen gardens and Shinto Shrines, and reflect on the surreal world of inner calm and peace.

This workshop is under development. Please contact us for more information or to be put on the waiting list.

 

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Near Grantsburg, Northwest Wisconsin
1.5 hours drive from the Twin Cities, MN

Vision Quest’s Trade River Retreat Center is available for individuals or small groups of up to 6 people for personal retreats, private workshops or an Artist’s Residency. Or have a custom workshop for you or your group created by Doug. This beautiful, very private, north woods setting rests on the banks of the Trade River, a designated trout stream and protected waterway. Continue for more info…

artistsresidency TradeRiverAutumnTrade River Retreat Center
Near Grantsburg, Northwest Wisconsin
1.5 hours drive from the Twin Cities, MN

Vision Quest Photo Workshops announces a new artist’s residency program. Spend three days to one week alone, in a rustic but modern cabin in the woods, devoted to nourishing your artistic spirit at Vision Quest’s Trade River Retreat Center in NW Wisconsin. Continue for more info…

visionquestassignmentvqcards A Deck of Photo Assignment Cards
for Personal, Artistic and Spiritual Growth

A deck of 36 beautifully designed and printed cards, with a unique photo assignment on the back of each one, housed in a nicely designed box and printed on recycled paper. Photo Assignment Cards give daily, weekly or monthly photo assignments whenever and wherever you need them. Continue for more info…

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